The Mieshka Files
Magic. The word is as foreign to Mieshka Renaud as space travel—and she’s much too preoccupied to think about it. As a new refugee, she finds life in metropolitan Lyarne hard to take. The capitol’s mage-powered shield might keep the city safe from the war, but Mieshka still flinches at loud noises, freezes during air raids, and runs at the sight of guns.
But magic isn’t as foreign to her as she thinks, Lyarne has more secrets than she ever dreamed, and, one by one, the city’s mages are disappearing.
Time is running out. With the war threatening the shield, are Mieshka’s powers enough to save the city, or is it too little, too late?
Firebird (Book II) — She’s back, and she’s not alone.
It’s been over a month since Mieshka “Meese” Renaud exploded her fire element into the sky and burned the capital’s shield back into life, and her element has finally returned. Winter break has been filled with firearms lessons, hand-to-hand training, and clandestine tours through the tunnels of Lyarne’s secret underground city.
But time is running out. With the war pressing ever closer to her doorstep, Mieshka has other worries—especially when the city’s most powerful mage starts gunning for her blood.
Cat and Meese (A short story set between Book I and II) — Meese is sent on a mission to find Kitty, a strong electric elemental with a crazy past. Things would have gone well, if the crazy in Kitty’s past hadn’t come back to haunt them.
La Sylphide (A novella set after Book I) — It’s been six weeks since Allish Statia, former prima ballerina at the Mersetzdeitz Ballet, broke her leg during the last performance of La Sylphide. In that time, she has healed (mostly), relaxed (a lot), and taken advantage of her husband’s willingness to order take-out on most weeknights.
Then someone broke into her apartment and pointed a gun at her.
Using the wind elemental powers few knew she had, she is able to subdue the man. But he is only part of something much bigger—and much more dangerous.
The Star-Eater — a short story in the Twelve Worlds Anthology available on Amazon and Smashwords: Karin wakes up one day on her starship, realizing her sister has been killed—but not before her sister cursed the murderer. Now she’s got a man to kill, and her boss is starting to suspect that she’s a little more than human..